Courses in 2013
There are just 4 places left on our summer courses. You will find details in the Course Booking section of the website. All our May planting is now complete and the spring is finally bringing the garden to life.
Our day courses - Next day course will be Saturday 1 June - just sent an email to book.
The day courses in May were a great success - lovely weather and lots of beautiful kitchen garden to drool over. Now the potatoes are showing, the lettuce, parsnips and beetroot have been thinned and the vine in the greenhouse is already bursting with growth. We've had lovely fat lettuce from the greenhouse and excellent sprouting broccoli (despite the pigeon's best efforts) - I put 6 bags in the deep freeze yesterday and there's still more to come. Of course the weeds are keeping us busy but there's nothing like half an hours hoeing to keep you happy and well grounded.
Will Sutherland runs self-sufficiency courses in France, teaching the methods and philosophy developed by John Seymour. Will worked for over 10 years with John Seymour in Ireland and, with John, created the New Complete Book of Self Sufficiency published by Dorling Kindersley. In 2010 we took our courses to the wine growing region near Bordeaux where the warm weather, swimming pool and excellent local wine made a nice change from the cooler climes of Ireland.
What our students said:
“Thank you so much: we really enjoyed the course and found it VERY interesting and helpful. And what a beautiful place in which to do it”
“Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The food has been amazing and we have really enjoyed the Class. You have a beautiful place here.”
Such great people. Such strong spirits. Great to know you guys!'
“The training and experience at St Leger was the best birthday present I could have had. Your book and your work have opened up for us a better way to enjoy life in harmony with the land and nature.”
Lots of Good Food - The students who came last year
were mightily impressed with the St Leger meals they enjoyed and
suggested we put the week's menu up on the
website. Good food and good conversation
are important features for all those looking for a more self-sufficient
and satisfying style of life!
Sunday - dinner Asparagus tips with garlic butter sauce
Slow cooked beef in red wine with onions, mushrooms and carrots with mashed potatoes and broccoli
Monday - lunch Cheese, newly baked bread and salad
Monday - dinner Globe artichokes with butter sauce
Salmon and haddock fish pie with salad
French cheeses and grapes
Vegetarian options provided. Meals are served with an excellent local Bordeaux wine bottled by students